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Video Editing

Xto7 grows into XtoCC

fcp.co We recently renamed Xto7 for Final Cut Pro to XtoCC (Creative Cloud). I’d like to explain why we did that as some people have expressed some disappointment in the change. Naming an app (software application) is never easy. Ideally it should be easy to remember and relevant to what it does. Ideally it would Read More

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By Gary, June 29, 2015
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Featured Guides, Guides, Tutorials, Tips & Tricks, Video Storage

G-Technology G-RAID storage solutions are designed to meet the performance and price video editors need

When it comes to video storage, we get asked these three questions all the time from our customers: What is a RAID and why do I need it? What is the best, most cost effective RAID solution for video editing? What brand and model of storage do you recommend and why? Before I go into Read More

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By Lauren,
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News and Sales

Summer Sale on Avid, Boris FX, Telestream, EDIUS and SONY Vegas

  Click here to view this e-mail in your browser CALL NOW 800-323-2325    HURRY! THESE GREAT DEALS EXPIRING SOON! 40% OFF Avid Media Composer Subscribe by 6/30/15 and get 40% off the first year of new subscription! Avid Media Composer Annual Subscription  REG. $569.00 $359.00 exp. 6/30/15   Purchase a new Media Composer Annual Read More

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By Lauren, June 26, 2015
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Video Editing

Avid Releases Media Composer 8.4

One of the biggest advatages of the new subscrption and support based software models is that the software vendors don’t have to wait until they have a major dot release to give us new features. Avid has just releaased the latest and greatest version of Media Composer and they’ve added some really useful features that Read More

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By Gary,
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Video Editing

A New Industry Standard: GoPro CineForm CODEC

This is so cool! Back many, many years ago, long before GoPro even existed, Videoguys was one of CineForm’s top parners and resellers. Educating video editors about the joys and power of using CineForm to speed up, stabilize and improve your NLE workflows. Nowhere was this more important than in the early days of DSLR Read More

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By Gary, June 25, 2015
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Video Editing

NLE Comparison Guide: Premiere Pro, FCPX & Media Composer

Lights Film School put together a nice little overview article on the latest updates to Adobe Prmeire Pro, FCPX and Avid Media Composer.  They look at them through the eyes of an independent filmmaker, so keep that in mind when reading the article. Lights Film School Last summer, we published a comparison of the primary video Read More

By Gary,
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Cool Gadgets, Streaming, Video Production

Introducing Epiphan AV.io low cost HDMI USB Capture Device

We’re very excited about the latest new product from Epiphan, the $349 AV.io. Based on their rock solid, DVI2USB video grabber technology, it’s the perfect solution for those looking to use an off the shelf HDMI camera with their Windows Laptop or Mac Book. AV.io supports Wirecast and other live production / streaming software solutions Read More

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By Gary, June 24, 2015
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Cool Gadgets, Video Production

SmallHD 501: Tiny 5″ 1080p HDMI Monitor

Joe over at No Film School is raving about the new SmallHD 501 HDMI monitor! They loved the SDI & HDMI based 502 when it first start shipping and needless to say, they love the less expensive, just as gorgeous HDMI version. NoFilmSchool by Joe Marine The SmallHD 502 is one of the smallest, lightest, and Read More

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By Gary,
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Tutorials, Tips & Tricks, Video Editing

A Simple Explanation of Bitrates for Video Editors

This is a must read article for video editors. Ryan does a great job of expalining bitrates and their impact on video quality. He goes into both In-Camera bitrates and export bitrates for YouTube, Vimeo, DVD, Blu-Ray & Digital delivery. He also does a nice job going into Contstant vs Variable Bitrates (CBR vs VBR). Read More

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By Gary,
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Streaming, Video Production

Microsoft uses Newtek Tricasters to connect with developers

In this user story and video NewTel shares how Miocrosoft is utilizing TriCasters for thier Channel 9 Studio. Microsoft uses Channel 9 to communicate with their vast network of developers. Microsoft’s Channel 9 Studio: Mobility, Minimum Crew, Maximum Production Power Microsoft developed its Channel9.MSDN video project beginning in 2004 to bring an unprecedented level of Read More

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By Gary, June 23, 2015

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